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TLN - The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe

4.4
4.4
419 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Welcome to The Lord Nelson.
An iconic, traditional pub steeped in history and situated in the beautiful countryside of Burnham Thorpe.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01328 854988
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Large open plan restaurant area for up to 70 covers 3 Bar area's perfect for private dining up to 25 covers

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

419 Reviews
  1. FrancesM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even better than before, food was excellent and the perfect size portions. Staff were relaxed and efficient. Just a very relaxing Sunday lunch 5*

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  2. andyn

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely friends welcome. Food good and enjoyed the evening.

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  3. AndrewF

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is lovely - really friendly - and atmosphere pleasant apart from a yapping dog. Loved our last visit but the food was almost all terrible apart from the pie. Child’s steak was served rare and bleeding all over the plate, chowder was lacking in actual seafood with bland sauce and abundance of under cooked potatoes (had this previously and was wonderful) and dairy free version of mussels that was expecting to be made with soya cream was made with soya milk rendering the liquid horrible and I asked for it to be taken away and drained off the bowl (had this previously and was wonderful). Gutted. Look forward to this meal all week and brought a friend who drove for an hour for the meal. Come for the lovely service but sadly I was shocked by the food this time. One meal taken off as was so bad but 2 adults and a child with a drink each came to £90.

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  4. KrisM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and helpful especially with our children who can’t have dairy. The food was great. Very tasty and lots of it. We will be going back again.

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  5. LucindaH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pub and our favourite place for a Sunday lunch with dogs - so accommodating and helpful and the dogs love their cuddles and roast. The food is lovely, decor comfortable and staff are really helpful.

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  6. Barryn

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favourite places to dine, we live 20 miles away not on our doorstep, but worth the drive. The staff are always welcoming, the ambience is good no music is a plus point. The food is very good at a reasonable price. With choices for every pallet.

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  7. Cleevage

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and attentive service. Very accommodating for a vegan diner. Well laid out dining room with tables nicely spaced apart.

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  8. shona

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A tastefully renovated pub in a quiet rural position away from the hustle and bustle of Burnham Market. The food was very tasty with a good selection to choose from.

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  9. SarahR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal we had was outstanding, the waitress was very accommodating and so nice, it’s worth paying a visit to experience the ambience and the seafood chowder

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  10. FrancesM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I decided to have the Sunday roast and was delighted to see it was a sensible size and not piled high on my plate ( that puts me off eating). My husband has been avoiding the roast here as they have been too big, but I think he will now go back to them. Service was excellent as always, I don’t know how they cope when they are so busy but they do and with a smile too. This is a 5* pub!

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  11. PrioryBP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent roast beef but do we really need musac particularly in the older part of this traditional pub?

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  12. AnneD

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food at The Lord Nelson is always good, but the roast sirloin on Sunday 28th January was exceptional. It was the best roast dinner that I have ever eaten in local pubs. Both the meat and the vegetables were all of exceptional quality.

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  13. AnitaR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Sunday lunch, very filling. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Lovely restaurant area, plenty of room between tables, airy and light. Will be coming back!

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  14. beerman

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The pub has been turned into a cafe which sells beer. Pop music blaring out of speakers in every room and poorly kept beer. Lord Nelson would turn in his grave !

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  15. AnnaV

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was so delicious and excellent value for money, staff were lovely too. Would definitely recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, eaten in cosy bar with roaring log fire. Table service excellent as was very thing

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  17. HannahF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We regularly eat here and love the food! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the staff always go out of their way for us. Great beer too!

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  18. JulianB

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our visit here, and to explore a bit of Nelson history. Great service. Thank you.

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  19. LouiseM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    New Year's Day - and it was heaving. Why let three big groups all book in at 2pm? Drinks took over quarter of an hour to arrive. Positive feedback on the burgers. GF fish and chips were dreadful - greasy and over cooked. Staff coped well on a busy, difficult day - but as a local, won't be rushing back.

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  20. ChristineC

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year's Day so we expected it to be busy. What we didn't expect was for the bookings clerk to take 3, 8 table bookings and 2 other large tables all at 2pm. Not surprisingly it was over an hour before food arrived. The staff were amazing and did their best with such a huge influx all at the same time but the bookings desk need to take note!

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  21. JohnC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time for a New Year’s Eve meal and, once again, it didn’t disappoint. All we required was delivered. A quit atmosphere, quality food (excellent choice) with super service from staff who actually took time out to chat and made you welcome. Will we return? Most certainly.

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  22. NicoleH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub and lovely staff. Great food. Great service.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special place! Good homes pub grub! Very friendly staff

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great pub and restaurant. The food is fantastic and the host is a very friendly and helpful lady. Would highly recommend a visit.

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  25. JaneG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great atmosphere will definitely go back . The Christmas spie was epic !

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiz night was underway when we arrived for our late booking. Great atmosphere. We sat away from the quiz teams and enjoyed great food, promptly served.

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  27. CeliaD

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty meal and good range of food on offer. Quite quiet on the day we visited but staff friendly and welcoming. Very clean and well presented and would recommend. Lovely part of the country!

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  28. Bazz123

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to the Lord Nelson, the meal was delicious and we I will definitely go back

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  29. SylviaS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It wa warm friendly and welcoming the food was hot and delicious would definitely return

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  30. SimonL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous Pub ! It was freeeezing outside and we were taken to the cosiest dining room with a roaring wood burner ! Food was delicious and the staff were great ! Highly recommended

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  31. Tazz

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent welcome, beer, food, staff and service. Highly recommended

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  32. Norfolkgirl

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch with family including two 2 year olds who were kept occupied with colouring by the restaurant. Generous portions of Roast sirloin perfectly cooked and presented accompanied by good selection of veg and huge Yorkshire pudding. Children’s sausage roast excellent. Large enough portion for children much older than our. Definitely recommend a visit

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service, special mention to Laurie, who kept us entertained all weekend!

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  34. LesleyC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food and super friendly staff. Very kind and attentive to our hound too. Highly recommended!

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  35. NottinghamshireReviewer

    Nottingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmospheric historical pub/eatery. Very friendly & helpful staff. Good quality food & plenty options & choices. Will definitely visit again next trip to Norfolk. Benefit of Nelson museum onsite with free entry.

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  36. RLisa

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food here is always good without a doubt. Thanks Chef. :-) This last Sunday though was complete chaos though. Very noisy near the bar with everyone coming and going. No staff willing to give you eye contact because they were just too busy running around. Took forever to 'wait to be seated' so we sat ourselves down, then it took forever for us to even get a drink with the usual 'we'll be with you in a minute'..... I give them sympathy as I know it's difficult when you have lots of covers, but to be ignored and actually be talked to in a slightly rude way when you do get around to actually serving us, just doesn't match up to the quality of the food. £177.50 for six Sunday lunches. Not really worth it given how we were made to feel. Such a shame as it's a fab little pub but my husband says he really would rather not go back.

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  37. JENC

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pub with fabulous dining room. Always good food.

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  38. AndrewR

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu - I could have eaten everything on there. Food lived up to expectations but service was really hit and miss - hopefully just a one-off as we will definitely be back

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  39. AndyT

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food very nice place will go back. The spiced pear crumble was to die for

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  40. Morty

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For Norfolk Restaurant week the menu was very good, the food excellent, the table in a nice room with a lovely fire although slightly dark in our corner. Service rather slow as the restaurant did not appear to be busy, but a pleasant atmosphere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe is rated 4.4 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe

Walsingham Road,, Burnham Thorpe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8HL

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Walsingham road
  • Area
    Burnham Market
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    01328 854988
  • Private party facilities
    Large open plan restaurant area for up to 70 covers 3 Bar area's perfect for private dining up to 25 covers
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